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Expert rheumatologists examine patterns of treatment failure in gout, in light of six recent guidelines on the condition. This brief slide show based on their review summarizes basics about the guidelines and the clues to optimal treatment, linking to the review itself.

A new app-based registry focusing on rheumatoid and psoriatic arthritis and ankylosing spondylitis aims to use patient-generated data to resolve important unanswered clinical questions. Its rheumatologist sponsor urges you to encourage patients to join up.

Studies on banked cells from humans in different regions of the world reveal that many genes that control immune function behave differently in winter and summer. They are more pro-inflammatory in the winter.

Top reports chosen by Annals of Internal Medicine include several on biologics for rheumatoid arthritis and psoriatic arthritis, and mechanisms for lupus and scleroderma.

People have been busy creating decision aids to help involve patients in treatment choices. But rheumatologists prove lukewarm to the whole idea so far.

Dating probably doesn't enter the conversation very often during visits with your lupus patients. Here, someone who has had more than her share of struggles with lupus describes trying to find someone to share that difficult life.

A systematic review finds the technique highly sensitive and specific in diagnosing giant cell arteritis, especially useful when biopsy results are equivocal.

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